Tax cut vs. ed funding battle shapes up

Education funding vs. an income tax cut. This should prove a populistic throwdown that can get the entire commonwealth riled up and into the voting booths.

The Neshoba County Fair politicking last week made clear one looming battle for the 2015 legislative session and election year. Education funding vs. an income tax cut.

This should prove a populistic throwdown that can get the commonwealth riled up.

Now, someone cynical might think that the initiative to have voters add full funding of education to the state Constitution next year is a Democratic get-out-the-vote move and a way to put pressure on the Republican legislative leadership. Surely not, but the circulating petition drive for a ballot initiative would have the added benefit of doing so — and deciding some undecideds.

Clarion Ledger
8/2/14